Travel with Adventure Tours on this 5 Day trip from the Top End to the Red Centre and experience the dramatic changes in the landscape. Visit national parks, small outback towns and the sacred Devils Marbles rock formation.HIGHLIGHTS [PDASK5]
100% Adventure Shop at 6:50am, Shop 2/ 52 Mitchell St, Darwin. Or hotel pick up times will be confirmed at time of booking.
Darwin accommodation early evening day 6
Experienced tour guide, meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, 4 nights camping fees & equipment and one nights dorm accommodation in Darwin.
Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera & film, pillow, sleeping bag (can be hired for $30).
Safaris must be reconfirmed by 4.00pm the day before travel. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted due to seasonal & extreme weather conditions, Traditional Owner and national park requirements.
Day 1 :: Darwin to Litchfield National Park
Leaving cosmopolitan Darwin, we journey south to beautiful Litchfield National Park, where we experience the stunning waterfalls that flow all year round. Take a refreshing swim and enjoy lunch before we travel into Wulna Country and receive a Cul Cul or unique ‘Welcome to Country’ by the traditional owners of the land, the Limilngan – Wulna people. Experience the local Aboriginal culture including bush tucker talks, playing the didgeridoo, basket weaving and spear throwing.* We finish the day in the spectacular Mary River Wetlands, where the exotic birds are not the only wildlife to see. Keep a watch for lurking crocodiles on an afternoon river cruise! Climb into your sleeping bag for a well earned rest at our secluded Mary River camping spot. (LD)
Day 2 :: Mary River to Kakadu
Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr, the first stop this morning. Clamber to the top of a rocky lookout for fabulous views over the Nardab floodplain. Next it’s on to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), where a hike is rewarded with a reviving swim in the plunge pools. Tonight you stay at the permanent camp within Kakadu NP. (BLD)
Day 3 :: Kakadu to Darwin
Get ready for some 4WD action today on the way to Jim Jim Falls! Once you get there, you’ll hike to the base of the falls before continuing on to Twin Falls. Feel the beauty of the stunning gorge and powerful falls from the National Park operated boat and boardwalk experience. The impressive scenery will continue to amaze you as you journey back to Darwin in the afternoon. (BL) Overnight dorm accommodation included.
Day 4 :: Darwin to Katherine Gorge
We depart from Darwin early and we make our way to Nitmiluk National Park: the home of magnificent Katherine Gorge. Here you will have the chance to take an optional cruise through the first 2 gorges (own expense and seasonal). Alternatively, if you prefer to get more active you also have the option of canoeing through the first gorge (own expense and seasonal), or taking a guided walk to Baruwei lookout; you can get a nice postcard shot of the gorge and learn about this stunning area and its significance to the local Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Once we finish exploring the gorge we continue our journey south, arriving in time for dinner and a beer at the historic Daly Waters Hotel — the Northern Territory's oldest pub (own expense). The journey towards Alice Springs continues overnight.
Day 5 :: Alice Springs
In the early hours of the morning, we make a stop at Tennant Creek so that you can stretch your legs and grab some refreshments before we continue on to Alice Springs. There is also one last photo stop as we cross the Tropic of Capricorn. We arrive at our final destination around 8am. You have the rest of the day free to explore the heart of the Red Centre.